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Rueuze - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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963 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 73
Gots: 261 | FT: 32
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on a gueuze-style ale, this intensely tart and funky beer combines three different vintages of our barrel aged sour blonde ale.

(Beer added by: IKR on 11-10-2012)
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Ratings: 963 | Reviews: 114 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and slightly funky and is of apricot and peach with an acidic aroma. Taste is much the same with a fruity and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

djrn2, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear orange yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that died down, leaving thin lacing on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of funk.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is more complex with additional notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and rather tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice complexities in the taste and is relatively easy to drink compared to other beers in the style because it isn't that funky.

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GRG1313, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kylehay2004, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Craig. This is surprisingly decent, considering how much the Bruery has been sucking at sours lately.

Pours a clear light amber hue with two fingers of rocky foam. Carbonation isn't quit where I'd like it for "gueuze", but it's a step up from the largely flat Bruery sours of late.

The nose is heavy on lactic acid, very yogurty with lemon and stonefruit. There's a fair level of acetic acid, too. Funk is restrained, but there's a bright citrus character that's thoroughly enjoyable.

There's a nice level of sourness on the palate. Largely lactic, reminiscent of sour cream, with a touch of white wine vinegar, citus and unripe stonefruit. Carbonation is at a lower-medium level; could be a bit higher. Finishes with a strong lacto note that drops off quickly with little barrel or tannins.

largadeer, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL split into two tulip glasses. First round was only slightly hazy golden orange, second time it was a little more cloudy even when decanted slowly. Not much head, just a bit of larger juice-like bubbles clustered on the surface momentarily. The second pour yielded a little more foam, but similarly short lived.

More closed aroma at first, it opens up more as it warms, bringing out some grapefruit and lemon, oak and wet hay traces of Brett yeast.

Sour lemon and grapefruit, hints of something tropical that don't completely flesh out. Acidic in the gastric sense, sharp with a puckering dryness in the finish. Low on carbonation, a bit slick and slippery in feel. Overall pleasant to drink, moderately sour. Not overly complex, though it has a distinct flavor of sour fruits and a dry oaky finish, and is a nice American rendition of a traditional Belgian Gueuze.

Paired nicely with a farmstead goats' milk cheese, Tumalo Pondhopper.

emerge077, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i loved this, and surprised other didnt. as about as authentic as the style gets here in the usa. pours a washed out white hued yellow corn color, pale and cloudy, fine grained sediment floating, and a robust flashy white head two inches high. the nose is really sour. funky as hell, lemon and acid, wheat malt base. the flavor is also quite puckery, tastes old in a good way, mature i should say. very oaky as it warms, especially in the finish. maybe even more oaky than some of the authentic belgian versions, which i think cuts through the acid nicely while preserving the really sour character. easily one of the better american sour beers ive had, up there with the russian river stuff. effervescent carbonation is just right for the style, but maybe the acid is a touch high. i like that its lower abv so i can drink the whole bottle without a problem. i drank this in isolation, but i could see almost endless culinary possibilities. a truly divine brew. the bruery can do no wrong these days!

StonedTrippin, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jason, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nickfl, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RblWthACoz, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar and wisps, leaving behind a few specks of lace. Hazy blonde body. Looks gueuze-like, but a bit less spritzy.

S - Reminds me a lot of sour candies - citrus, peaches, and other fruity flavors - but with a touch of harsh acetobacter bite. Tropical funk and a mild sweaty, musky note as well. There's also a surprising herbal and leafy note in the periphery.

T - Taste thankfully loses the excessive acetobacter, and veers more on the fruity side with peaches, apricots, and citrus flavors. It's sour, but not excessively so like many other Bruery sours; there's some lactic tartness in there too.

M - Dry, medium body, with good heft to it for only 5.9%. Lower carbonation that seems a bit lacking. Lightly sticky in the finish.

D - As a blended American Wild Ale this is a good beer. It's not really much of a gueuze though, as it lacks the appropriate flavor profile and feel to it. Still, a few of us had no problem finishing off a 750ml bottle. Would drink again if appropriately priced.

MasterSki, Dec 30, 2012
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Once again, shared with rudzud.

Light fizzy head fades quickly like it barely existed at all, hazy murky apricot colored.

Nose is awesome, great lambic, sour funk and lemon fruit, tartness, light lemongrass, hint of stone fruit and maybe apricot but hard to really pinpoint, light funk, hint of oak barrel, mineraly, acidic, just great gueuze.

Taste hits with a big sour kick, tart fruit, stone fruit with huge apricot and bit of a mango like, little nectarines and clementine like. Big tart fruit and funk. Pure apricot like sucking on the pit with niblets still on it. Just a hint creamy. Nice overall sourness. Finish is little flemmy, long lingering apricot and sour fruit, hint bready funk, tart, light sweetness too but dry, little acid bite.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent enough but lighter carb.

Overall great, great sour and tart fruit flavors and aromas, nice apricot and fruit middle that adds a great touch, little light on the funk for now but will probably pick up as it ages.

jlindros, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

feloniousmonk, May 29, 2013
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Rueuze from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.